Shafta the AAFTA (WSJ promoting "free" trade)
Posted Mon, Jan 1, 2007 at 12:38 am
The WSJ offers "Happily Ever AAFTA". I know nothing about it, but if the Wall Street Journal is pushing it - and if they expect Bush and the Dems to push it as well - I know it must be very, very bad. Most of its pay-only, here's the excerpt:
This year President Bush and the Democratic-led Congress should launch a new Association of American Free Trade Agreements (AAFTA). The AAFTA could shape the future of the Western Hemisphere, while offering a new foreign and economic policy design that combines trade, open societies, development and democracy. In concert with successful immigration reform, the AAFTA would signal to the Americas that, despite the trials of war and Asia's rising economic influence, U.S. global strategy must have a hemispheric foundation.
Successful and sustainable international strategies must be constructed across administrations. Ronald Reagan called for free trade throughout the Americas, opened U.S. markets...